Our Story

What We Do

We help artists of all kinds build their communities and make a living.

We offer online courses, consultations, and interviews with independent creators about the work behind the work.

We have a combined 30 years of experience in art-making, communications, web strategy, digital fundraising, education, and media production for the arts.

Over the last few years, we've helped artists raise over $3.5 million (and counting!) towards their projects.

How we do it


We’ve created a series of affordable online courses to empower artists with the knowledge needed for financial sustainability. As we grow, we’re partnering with everyone from fellow artists to lawyers to technology leaders to assemble a complete curriculum for independent artists.


We’re a learning community — here’s what that means: our courses are built to create evolving dialogue. The challenges facing artists can’t be solved in a vacuum; we need everyone to share what’s working and what’s not. On our forums, you can meet and talk with other artists, ask questions, and tell your stories.


Artists using online tools to make a living is a new phenomenon. The techniques that work for artists are evolving quickly and our research needs to evolve just as fast. We use our extensive research as the foundation for our courses, workshops, and webinars. We also share what we find for free on our digital journal.


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